London is a helluva town but sometimes a person starts to wonder what else might be out there on this big ol' Earth of ours.
At time of writing, there are 195 different countries in the world – is there really any excuse to spend your whole life dwelling in just one of them?
We've rounded up a few properties to ignite your Wanderlust – beautiful residences in great cities.
This list will be regularly updated so do check in from time to time.
South Quay Plaza, London
Let’s start close to home. The Midnight Collection at South Quay Plaza consists of just five apartments, but the lack of quantity is offset by the stunning quality. The highest residences before the penthouses, the apartments offer spectacular views over Canary Wharf, Greenwich Peninsula and The Thames. Dark and sophisticated decor is inspired by the nocturnal City landscape, towers of lights shimmering against an infinite black emptiness. Residents will also have access to a 20m swimming pool, Spa & Sauna, a cinema room, gym, business lounge and The Quay Club.
7th District, Paris
A Parisian mansion with a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower? Go on then. Located in the ultra-sophisticated 7th District – think Mayfair, with landmarks – this exceptional property includes a master suite, a guest suite, and two further bedrooms for when the family come round for Christmas. In the half-basement you’ll find a swimming pool, a fitness room and a hammam – yes, your French home comes with its own Turkish bath. Oh, and there’s also a landscaped garden in which you can sip a nice Richebourg, read some Camus, and chain smoke. Veux-tu rester chez moi?
Stanley, Hong Kong
Homes don’t get more happening than Hong Kong. Situated in the quiet area of Stanley, this prestigious house offers luxury living with ample alfresco space. There’s a private garden and swimming pool, naturally, but with Stanley being a coastal town you’re not far from its sandy beach and the blue waves of the South China Sea. Fancy a spot of gambling? Travel across the newly completed, and pithily named, Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge that connects Hong Kong with the glittering lights of Macau. Try not to blow the mortgage all at once.
ANZ Tower, Sydney
Is this the best penthouse in Australia? Wrong question – is this the best penthouse in the world? Certainly the best penthouse ever offered in Australia, if not the world. The crowning glory of Sydney's ANZ Tower, your potential new pad was named the world's finest residence at the International Design & Architecture Awards 2017. The penthouse accommodates four lavish bedroom suites, each with a marble bathroom, a resort-style rooftop pool, and a private lift. It’s the only residence in the entire building, meaning those awkward chats with the neighbours are a thing of the past.